Ep. 612: A Professor’s Fight Against Call-Out Culture – With Duke Pesta
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Dr. Duke Pesta is an English Professor at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and the Academic Di…
Frustrated with "call-out culture" and the misguided efforts to shield young ADULTS from upsetting ideas, Dr. Pesta issued a contract to his students at the beginning of this school year.
– “In this course, we study literature from cultures that existed before you were born,” reads the contract’s Statement of Purpose reads. “Their world is not our world. Their beliefs may not be our beliefs. No one asks you to believe or endorse any premise, attitude, precept, theology, political system, or ideology contained in these books or expressed in class. Nor will you ever lose points or be docked grades because of your opinion.”
– “We will not malign or trivialize these texts because they do not always parrot our values. We will not assume these books are racist, sexist, or homophobic because of the period in which they were written, or because of the race, class, gender, or religion of the authors.”
– Anyone triggered by “open, direct, and adult discussion of issues, including but not limited to issues of faith, war, violence, race, gender, and sexuality,” should also drop the class
I’m interested in learning how all that worked out for him this year.
Also In this show:
An Extended Monologue: "Game of Thrones Entitlement"
Duke Pesta will be speaking at G. Edward Griffin’s Red Pill Expo on June 7th. I will be attending and I might like to continue our conversation then. Please let me know in the comments if you have follow-up questions/topics.
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